Q:

What do wild turkeys eat?

A:

Quick Answer

Wild turkeys are opportunistic omnivores, which means they eat a wide variety of plant and animal life, depending on what is available. Some of the staples of their diet include green leaves, grass, seeds, fruit, berries, corn, wheat, snails, worms, frogs and insects.

Know More
What do wild turkeys eat?
Credit: Don McCullough CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Wild turkeys forage for their food. They most frequently feed in the early morning and late afternoon. Usually they scratch for food with both feet on the ground, but sometimes they pluck leaves or fruit directly from plants. Occasionally they even roost in trees while they eat. Some factors that influence their specific diet include their location, the season of the year and their age as young turkeys eat a larger percentage of insects to expedite their growth.

Learn more about Birds

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What do lovebirds eat?

    A:

    A proper diet for a lovebird depends on if the bird is in captivity or in the wild. A lovebird survives on seeds, berries and fruits in the wild, while a lovebird in captivity may incorporate more grains and nuts into its diet.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do wild finches eat?

    A:

    In the wild, finches eat a varied diet of seeds, leaves, fruits and shoots. Some varieties of finches also eat spiders, insects and worms. This dietary variation provides them with the wide array of nutrients that they need for good health.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do baby finches eat?

    A:

    In the wild, baby finches are fed regurgitated insects by their mothers. According to Bird Channel, hand-reared baby finches are fed a strict diet of an electrolyte formula and commercial hand-rearing baby bird mix.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How fast can a turkey fly?

    A:

    Wild turkeys can fly at speeds up to 55 miles per hour, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation. Turkeys are also fast runners and have been clocked at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore